IASI Level 1

Alpine Ski Instructor Exams 2020



      2020 UK

  • Date Course: May 2020- 2nd/3rd + 8th/9th/10th (2x weekends) 

  • Date Course: June 2020- 19th/20th/21st + 27th/28th (2x weekends) 

  • Date Course: October 2020- 2nd/3rd/4th + 10th/11th (2x weekends)  

  • Course: IASI Level Ski Instructor Exam   

  • Ability:  Basic Parallel Turns, see description below. 

  • Venue:  The Snow Centre Hemel 

  • Cost: Per Person £625.00   

  • Deposit: Non Refundable £200.00

  • PLEASE NOTE: Minimum of 4 persons for the course to be confirmed

  • Questions & More information: Click to contact us on email 

       To Join the course, Please follow the below steps:

       On completion of the exam, the following need to be completed:

       On completion of all the above, all certificates / forms to be sent to,

       IASI on the below emails:All information needs to be logged,

       to each member, for Irish Association of Snowsports Instructors 

       Contact emails for all the above information:

       Please note, some indoor centres and dry slopes require a CRB/ DBS,

       to be completed to shadow lessons at their venues.

       Please follow the below link to apply for your check.

       Click for Basic Disclosure DBS/CRB Link


The Level 1 Ski Instructor is the first award available in the alpine qualification pathway. Holders of this award can work in the closed environment of an artificial slope or indoor snow dome. Teaching beginners of all ages from never skiing before, up to basic parallel standard. You will always have support of a snow school as a level 1 instructor. Once you have decided on the course, you will need to join as an Associate Member of IASI. See Link above to join.

Skiing Standard 

To enter the course, the standard of skiing is parallel turns, be able to control you speed and link your turns from the top of a blue run. Some experience of skiing on snow in the mountain environment, is useful, but not always expected. Teaching or coaching experience is useful, but again not essential. 

Course Insight

You will learn the basics, in teaching skiing, the understanding of the basic principles in skiing performance, awareness in class management, demonstrations of the basic progression snowplough, plough parallel & basic parallel turns. Learn the FIS code of conduct and most importantly all safety aspects of teaching kids/ adults in a beginner environment. You will be given plenty of feedback in all areas of your performance, Teaching, Demonstrating, Knowledge, Safety, Personal skiing, during the 5 days. Support will always be on hand, with video feedback during the course. 

Additional Modules- Links Below..

Child Protection Module - Online Before or After the course

First Aid 2 days - Before or After the course 

20 Logged Shadowing Lessons - After the Course 

Have a look at the IASI Level 1 video below with Ski Definition.